[LAU] Box under £400

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabrbedd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 15:45:57 UTC 2012

On 05/31/2012 10:39 PM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> The Atoms specifically mentioned so far (until yours) were the D525 and
> the 330. I'd also add the D510 to that list. Those are dual core while
> the N450 is only single core. Thus, they will probably get nearly 2x the
> speed of your N450. The D525 also has a higher clock. Clearly they still
> won't be as fast as a C2D, let alone a Core i3 or better.

Dual core is not 2x speed unless you're parallel processing -- something 
that is not typical in audio.  IIRC, single-threaded performance of D5xx 
is very similar to N450.

> Personally, I use a D510 (dual core, 1.6ghz, came out prior to the D525)
> and am pretty happy with it.

...and I'm happy with mine.  This isn't about "happy," "adequate," 
"satisfied," "good performance," "slow," or "fast."  It's about giving 
the OP real info that helps him make informed decisions.  I never said 
"Atom rawks!" or "Atom sucks."  That's up to the OP to decide.


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